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Creating Global Competency by using Education Technology

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Infusing the creation of global digital projects into your curriculum encourages students learn about the topic in reference to the rest of the globe.

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Creating Global Competency by using Education Technology

  1. 1. Creating Global Competency by Infusing Media Asset Projects into your Classroom by Darla Kay Hill Education Consultant
  2. 2. QUESTIONS • What does it mean to you? • Why is it important? • Are you currently addressing it through your teaching? • Is it easier to see in some subjects vs. other subjects? • How does technology enable the infusion of global competency into teaching?
  3. 3. A BIT ABOUT ME • 20 + years in K-20 education • online faculty and curriculum developer/reviewer • e-learning consultant and edtech strategist • Peace advocate • Model United Nations • The Student Peace Alliance • Congressional District Representative for the creation of a US Department of Peace • University of Peace in Costa Rica
  4. 4. GLOBAL COMPETENCY “The 21st Century isn’t coming; it’s already here. And our students have the opportunity and challenge of living and working in a diverse and rapidly changing world. Public schools must prepare young people to understand and address global issues, and educators must re-examine their teaching strategies and curriculum so that all students can thrive in this global and interdependent society.” ~ former NEA President Dennis Van Roekel
  5. 5. GLOBAL COMPETENCY • the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to navigate and succeed in today's interconnected world • the acquisition of in-depth knowledge and understanding of international issues, an appreciation of and ability to learn and work with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, proficiency in a foreign language, and skills to function productively in an interdependent world community
  6. 6. GLOBAL COMPETENCY • INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS • world history • socioeconomic and political systems • other global events • individual actions effect others • APPRECIATION OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY • understand people from other cultures • acknowledgement of others’ points of view • view cross-cultural differences as a collaborative opportunity • FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY • COMPETITIVE SKILLS • higher-level thinking enhances creativity and innovation in a world market
  7. 7. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT • ECONOMIES ARE BECOMING MORE INTERDEPENDENT • AMERICAN SOCIETY IS BECOMING MORE DIVERSE • GLOBAL CHALLENGES ARE BECOMING MORE COMPLEX • GLOBAL COMPETENCE ENHANCES OVERALL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT • CAN SERVE AS GATEWAY FOR SUBTOPICS • CULTURAL COMPETENCE • HUMANE EDUCATION • CONFLICT RESOLUTION • SOLUTIONAIRE LEARNING • DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
  8. 8. MEDIA ASSET PROJECT • background • (sample) Media Asset Project instructions: • select a topic • think of the topic through a global lens in some way • create a digital representation of your topic • presentation, website, blog, movie, etc. • Phase 1: list your topic and what you are creating • Phase 2: draft project with at least 4 sources, one being from outside the US • Phase 3: final project • Phase 4: sharing/presenting of final project
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  13. 13. RESOURCES AND TOOLS DIGITAL FIELD TRIP • Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) • Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) • UNESCO • International Education and Resource Network (iEARN) • ePals • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) • Virtual Field Trips
  14. 14. DIGITAL FIELD TRIP • Taking It Global • Skype • TeacherMatch • Global Oneness Project • Solutions Journalism Network • Global Collaboration Day • TedX • Unimersiv • Google Docs / Google Earth • Resources within your community • international students • retired individuals • businesses • cultural centers • churches • museums • indigenous cultures
  15. 15. WHAT CAN WE DO • align teacher preparation programs with global perspective • create opportunities for global teacher collaboration • design and support professional development programs with global focus • identify new ways to foster international exchanges • expand the teaching of foreign language • benchmark educational systems, standards, and community/family support systems against high achieving countries
  16. 16. Darla Kay Hill, M.A. M.S. Education Technology Strategist and Consultant | Speaker | Presenter _______________________________________________________________________________ 2203 Aspen Drive Traverse City, MI 49686 231 342 2289 dhill@nmc.edu Skype: darla_kay_hill immersivewave@gmail.com http://www.immersivewave@gmail.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/darlakayhill https://twitter.com/immersivewave
  17. 17. REFERENCES • National Education Association • Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) • National Association of School Psychologists • National Center for Cultural Competence

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